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Re: [LOOP] Help: RC-20XL or Digitech Jam-Man? Quantize feature?

Hello Brent,

The Jamman HAS a quantise function.
You tap on the right pedal 2-3 times to define the tempo of the metronome.
When you click on he left pedal, it start "counting" a blank measure (4 
beats if you chossen 4/4) then start directly to record. When you press 
again the left pedal it waits the end of the bar and goes into play.

The limit is that the BAR should be at least about 3 seconds (about one 
bar @80BPM).
You can also use the USB connexion to enter a bass or drum pattern and use 
it as the foundation loop. You can even use the tap tempo before launching 
this loop so as to define the tempo according to your mood.

Overdubbing is then unquantised, press REC - overdub - press REC again. 
foundation loop repeats but the recording doesn't wait a beat to start, 
record when you want, over and over the boundaries if needed.

Hope this helps,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brent Santin" <woodenflutes@yahoo.ca>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:08 AM
Subject: RE: [LOOP] Help: RC-20XL or Digitech Jam-Man? Quantize feature?

> Once again thanks to everyone for the advice.
> However, I just thought of something: It seems to me
> that the Boss RC-20XL's QUANTIZE feature is really
> only handy when you are creating the "foundation" loop
> that all your overdubs are layered onto.  QUANTIZE
> makes sure that this foundation loop is lined up with
> the tempo.  If I understand things correcntly, then
> once you have that accurate foundation track
> established, you really don't need the QUANTIZE
> feature for the overdubs, because any overdubs you do
> are going to be locked to the foundation loops
> length/timing anyway, right?
> My main "fear" (and hence initial attraction to the
> Boss' QUANTIZE feature) is to be on stage, trying to
> lay down that main foundation beat, and f'ing it up by
> not hitting the pedal at the right time.
> BUT: Assuming I bought the Digitech Jam-Man, couldn't
> I avoid this problem by creating a whole bunch of
> basic, accurate "foundation" loops (i.e. a simple
> hi-hat backings) in the comfort of my own home (under
> no pressure), then store them in the memory of the
> Digitech pedal and call them up on stage to do live
> overdubs upon?  I would essentially be using these
> "prepared loops" like a metronome to layer live stuff
> upon.  Live overdubs can't possibly go out of time, I
> assume, because they must be the same length/cycle as
> the "foundation" loop, correct?
> If this seems to make sense (and I hope it does), then
> this solution seems to solve things...meaning I could
> purchase the Digitech pedal and take advantage of all
> the memory locations it has.
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